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Time to think, drink and eat PINK!

The popular culinary promotion, Pink Plate Specials, returns April 1 – 30, 2015, as a part of Cherrybration Days throughout the blossoming season of Howard County’s 1,800 pink kwanzan cherry and pink native dogwood trees.

18 “Community Conscious” restaurants are working with Blossoms of Hope to support the Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital during April. Now in its 8th year, Pink Plate Specials invites local Chefs and restaurateurs to “think pink” by adding Pink Plate Specials to their menus or hosting special Pink promotions to help raise cancer awareness and support the Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center. Each restaurant creates its own unique, appetizing promotion from specialty drinks to incredible Chef’s menus, tempting desserts and raffles with over-the-top prizes. Find out more and check out the participating restaurants here.

Festival Season in #HoCoMD

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You don’t have to run off to the desert to enjoy a good warm weather jamboree, Howard County has festivals, music and outdoor entertainment for every taste and every age!

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Welcome Centers in Ellicott City & Savage Mill

WC Bench 2Stop in our Welcome Centers to get local insights and recommendations from our Tourism Team. Take a break in the lounge area, discover new area attractions, learn history from informational panels, and grab brochures for the best lodging, shopping, dining and sight-seeing.

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Visitors & Residents Guide Available

The award-winning Official guide to Shopping, Dining, Lodging, Sight-seeing, Living and Discovering Howard County, Where Maryland Comes Together!

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